Tooltip Categories: Smart Money

Available School Fund (ASF)

All Texas school districts are entitled, under the Texas Constitution, to receive a designated amount from the state of Texas’ Permanent School Fund. ASF distributions go toward a district’s Tier 1 Entitlement and...

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Copper Pennies

A portion of the tax rate that brings in revenue above the Tier 1 Entitlement and can generate additional state aid but is subject to Recapture. Current estimates project 60 percent of this revenue would stay in Leander ISD and...

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Fund Balance

A fund balance is like a savings account or emergency account that includes money that school districts do not allocate in budgets and hold in reserve. Fund balance is generated when annual revenues exceed actual operating...

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Expenditures

Expenses or spending within a governmental entity – like a school district – are referred to as expenditures. Expenditures represent the spending of money. For a detailed explanation of Expenditures, visit the Expenditures...

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Revenues

The income of a governmental entity – like a school district – received from taxation and other local, state and federal sources. Revenues are used to finance the services provided to its citizens. For a detailed...

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Average Daily Attendance (ADA)

Average Daily Attendance (ADA) is the number of students in average daily attendance or the sum of attendance for each day of the minimum number of days of instruction.

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Weighted Average Daily Attendance (WADA)

Weighted Average Daily Attendance (WADA) is an adjusted student count taking into account student and district characteristics by which students in certain programs are “weighted” to generate additional funds.

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Basic Allotment (BA)

The Basic Allotment (BA) is set by the Texas legislature, guaranteeing every school district a certain amount of funding for each student based on the Average Daily Attendance (ADA). The BA is currently set at $6,160, with...

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Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)

Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE): State law requires that school districts seek voter approval to raise their M&O tax rate above a prescribed amount. If the board adopts a tax rate that’s greater than the...

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Golden Pennies

A portion of the tax rate that brings in revenue above the Tier 1 Entitlement and is not subject to Recapture, meaning 100 percent of the revenue generated from this part of the tax rate stays in the district. They are referred...

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  • Board Briefs: May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
    During its May 19 meeting, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a compensation plan, approved a petition to annex a section of the Larkspur subdivision, and started to prepare for the next legislative session. All of this plus celebrations around Student Empowerment!
  • LISD Board Approves 5% Increase to Teacher Salaries, 4% for All Others May 20, 2022
    The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a compensation plan for the 2022–23 school year that provides teachers, nurses and counselors with a 5-percent-of-midpoint pay increase and a 4-percent-of-midpoint pay increase for all other staff. The full raise will take effect in employees’ first 2022–23 paycheck. “Taking care of Leander ISD’s amazing teachers and staff […]
  • Board Considers Legislative Priorities and Resolutions May 20, 2022
    With their role as advocates in mind, the Board has started preparing for the 88th Texas Legislative Session in 2023.

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  • Early College High School January 20, 2022
    The Early College HS initiative is an open-enrollment program that blends college and high school coursework, enabling students to earn up to two years of college credit (60 hours), tuition-free, while enrolled in high school. Application Applicants must be current LISD 8th-grade students in good standing to be advanced to the 9th grade. The ECHS […]
  • Universal Screener October 21, 2021
    In Leander ISD, we use a universal screener, such as MAP Growth and Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP), to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next. Throughout September 2021, students in kindergarten through 8th grade were administered the first baseline assessment. The assessment information will support teachers in knowing the instructional […]
  • English Language Arts: Middle & High School Instructional Materials September 14, 2021
    The purpose of this site is to offer transparency for our Leander ISD community regarding the instructional materials utilized in Secondary ELA classrooms. What Grows Readers? Reading Wellness: The act of building the dispositions, attitudes and skills of reading so that we are all our best reading selves, empowered to think, act, and find joy […]